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 Unit Details

Unit Title
The Reading Community
Unit Number
R01
Course
Fifth Grade English Language Arts
Content Area
Language Arts
Description
Literacy block routines are established to allow students to listen, speak and develop as readers.  Readers learn effective ways to collaboratively engage in conversations.
Timeline
2 Week(s)
Enduring Understandings
Readers make meaning from text.
Readers understand that authors use literary elements and techniques to convey meaning.
Readers evaluate and analyze text structures to make meaning.
Readers make meaning from appropriately leveled text.
Listeners make meaning from the spoken word.
Speakers share information to a variety of audiences for specific purposes.




Essential Questions
How do established routines facilitate learning during the balanced literacy block?
How do readers actively engage in various group reading activities?
How do readers actively engage in collaborative discussions?
How do listeners make meaning from the spoken word?
How do speakers share information for specific purposes?



Additional Unit Resources
  • Benchmark Literacy: The First 30 Days of School Routines & Rituals
  • Benchmark Assessment System
  • Words Their Way
  • BrainPOP
  • BrainPOPJr.
  • Discovery Education
  • Leveled Text
  • Reading A-Z
  • The Continuum of Literacy Learning

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Standard
Standard Component
  
Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal contrast, addition, and other logical relationships (e.g.,however, although, nevertheless, similarly, moreover, in addition)
ECO
  
Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect,
problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts
ECO
  
Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem
ECO
  
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, using formal English when appropriate to task and situation
  
  
Standard
Standard Component
ECO
  
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly
• Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion
• Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles
• Pose and respond to specific questions by making comments that contribute to the discussion and elaborate on the remarks of others
• Review the key ideas expressed and draw conclusions in light of information and knowledge gained from the discussions




ECO
  
Summarize a written text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally
ECO
  
Summarize the points a speaker makes and explain how each claim is supported by reasons and evidence